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How to play a quicker game of Monopoly?

First of all make sure you are following the base rules for Monopoly as there are a lot of different house rules that are used that make the game take much longer then it should. Judging on the ...
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Why is "slow play" a thing in Magic?

The prohibition on "slow play" is more than just a community norm, it is a tournament rule described in section 5.5 of the tournament rulebook, and it says this: Players must take their turns in a ...
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Clocking Android Netrunner

To be honest, I wouldn't worry so much about slow play when learning, and I would not recommend complicating it further with a clock. Here are my thoughts: 1) This game requires lots of mental ...
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How to play a quicker game of Monopoly?

Deal all the 28 properties to the two players (shuffle the deeds and then alternate properties) before the game begins. The trades occur at the beginning, and players can start building houses and ...
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Are there any time limit per move in Ticket To Ride?

There is no time limit for each turn and etiquette for turn length depends on the group that you are playing in. The best suggestion that I can make for you is to remind your wife that she can start ...
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What is the expected duration of a game of War?

War is actually not a game but an Automata, as players don't have any options. Wimpy Programmer already made this simulation, he found that when shuffling the winning cards, the mean number of turns ...
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What happens if I lose a match due to time in a single-elimination game, but I have a Platinum Angel on the battlefield?

First a small disclaimer: I'm not a judge. This answer is combined from information I found from Platinum Angel's rulings, comments of MTG judges from the Internet and common sense. For example a head ...
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Are there any time limit per move in Ticket To Ride?

There's no time limits in the rules. In the online version of the game, one can set an amount of time per player. Even 7 minutes per player (total, for the entire game including time spent choosing ...
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Countermeasures to "analysis paralysis"?

Most people say that it is rude to ask slow players to play more quickly. The opposite is actually true - slow players are the rude ones. They selfishly take extra time so that they can gain an ...
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What is the expected duration of a game of War?

As a math problem, this is a case of a random walk ("walking" N cards at a step from your opponent's deck to your deck, where N is usually one, but can be 4 or 7 or whatever depending on ties.) It is ...
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Do people actually finish Xanth?

You may have been playing it wrong, it's harder to "gang up" on someone about to complete their quest than you make it sound. By the rules each of the current player's opponents can put ...
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How long does it take to play Diplomacy?

The "official" answer is six hours. And studies have shown that a typical game lasts until 1910-1912, that is 20-24 turns. At an average of 15 minutes a turn, that would be 5-6 hours. Note ...
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Thunderstone game taking too long (2 players)

The problem playing with 2 people is that you often don't have time to do anything between turns. You haven't even drawn your cards yet let alone shuffled them, when your opponent says "Prepare" and ...
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How can we play a shorter but satisfying game of Arkham Horror?

In addition to the already excellent answers presented here (upvotes all around!), I'd like to add very specific things my family and friends do to keep the game flowing at a good pace. Appoint a Game ...
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What are the standard time settings in chess

Bullet: one minute per player for all moves Blitz: 5 minutes per player for all moves Quickplay: 20, 30 or 40 minutes per player for all moves Quick tournament: 1 hour 30 mins to reach move 35, ...
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Are there any time limit per move in Ticket To Ride?

Have you considered a chess clock? (Multiplayer clocks/apps exist if you play more than 2 player). Each player gets a fixed amount of time they are allowed to use per game. You can penalise them ...
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How to limit time of game in GoT?

This seems like an issue brought about by some analysis paralysis, as mentioned in the comments on the original question. Check out the linked post (Countermeasures to "analysis paralysis"?) ...
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How to play a quicker game of Monopoly?

I would suggest the following: 0. Don't use common house rules that slow down the game. 1. Find/Buy/Make a Speed Die. 2a. Deal out all properties as suggested in the rules for a quicker game. 2b. ...
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House rules to speed up Citadels play time?

I played this game intensely a few years ago with 2 and 3 players (sometimes up to 4) and the analysy-paralysis problem disappeared after, say, 2-3 games with the same group. I tried the same solution ...
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What is the expected duration of a game of War?

Well, from that same link you shared, on the summary table on the right reads: Playing time 10–40 min. Which directly says the average duration of a game. Now, turns on this game, as per my ...
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Question for three days at gettysburg

The rulebook and errata are available on GMTs website.
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Are there any time limit per move in Ticket To Ride?

As others have noted, there is no rule regarding turn times. (Some people believe that, when the box says "60-90 minutes", that this is one of the rules of the game; but this is not an actual rule.) ...
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Thunderstone game taking too long (2 players)

To address Draygarth's point above, we play with a house rule that I found on BGG years ago: Put the Thunderstone to one side. Whenever you are supposed to draw a monster card from the dungeon deck, ...
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How long does it take to play Arkham Horror?

The Arkham Horror Statistics project has compiled data from over 15,000 player-submitted games, including the amount of time it took. As of this writing, the project has calculated that a game of ...
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